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Levy ’66 Quoted in NY Times

As the New York Philharmonic pursues a merger with Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center is negotiating hard, emphasizing the orchestra's legal obligations under its current lease, making some wonder if those obligations could delay or even derail the deal, according to the Aug. 18 New York Times story “Orchestra's Obligations May Derail Merger”. For the moment, an official involved in the negotiations said, Lincoln Center is arguing that the Philharmonic must help cover the cost of creating an entirely new orchestra, a controversial position some put down to bargaining tactics.

Reynold Levy, president of Lincoln Center, said “We have a constituency agreement, and the constituency agreement has been breached by virtue of the New York Philharmonic's decision to go to Carnegie Hall.” Levy is a member of the Hobart Class of 1966.